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Case Law Update

Case Law Update

Read comprehensive summaries of recent court and administrative decisions (from the MSPB, EEOC and FLRA) affecting the terms, conditions, and rights of federal employment, written by the attorneys of Shaw Bransford & Roth.

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This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk

Every other Friday, FEDtalk on Federal News Radio, 1500 AM, explores current issues of importance to federal employees and those interested in the federal sector.

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Educate Yourself

Educate Yourself

Find out about upcoming federal training opportunities for managers and their staff.

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The Takedown

The Takedown

Whether it’s news from the Border, national security crimes or law enforcement's effort to combat drugs, The Takedown recounts the latest federal busts in this weekly column.

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Hear it from WAEPA

Hear it from WAEPA

This column highlights what’s going on inside WAEPA, a group life insurance program that’s been protecting federal employees and their families since 1943.

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Hear it from FLEOA

Hear it from FLEOA

A monthly column providing news and insight directly from the federal law enforcement community's premiere member association – the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA).

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The Spotlight

The Spotlight

This column examines the professional exposures of those who work in federal law enforcement from FEDS, a liability and defense insurance provider.

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Just the Facts

Just the Facts

Every month, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund gives readers a look at significant historical law enforcement moments and milestones, as well as recent officer statistics.

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Hear it from WIFLE

Hear it from WIFLE

A quarterly column providing news and information related to the unique issues facing women in federal law enforcement.

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Behind the Blue Line

Behind the Blue Line

Get first-hand accounts of law enforcement history in this column from NLEOMF’s museum collection.

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Contractor Back Pay is Back on the Table

Contractor Back Pay is Back on the Table

The House has taken up legislation that would provide federal contractors with back pay for the most recent government shutdown. Lawmakers already passed legislation granting back pay to federal employees following a shutdown but many remained critical of the unequal treatment provided to federal contractors who were also affected by government closures. House appropriators are now looking toward a legislative fix for this disparity.

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DC Rep Introduces Legislation Calling for Federal Law Enforcement Body Cameras

DC Rep Introduces Legislation Calling for Federal Law Enforcement Body Cameras

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced legislation this week that would require uniformed federal police officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in police vehicles. Norton and Beyer have framed this as an issue of public transparency following recent decisions by state and local law enforcement departments to withdraw from federal task forces due to a lack of oversight cameras.

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Man Sentenced for Violating Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Man Sentenced for Violating Migratory Bird Treaty Act

An undercover investigation led by the US Fish and Wildlife service has resulted in the arrest of Wayne Martin, a New Mexico man who violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by killing multiple birds. Martin pled guilty to the crimes in 2017 and was sentenced this week by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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FEDS Protection is Now Available to Federal Task Force Officers

FEDS Protection is Now Available to Federal Task Force Officers

FEDS Protection now provides its professional liability insurance to Federal Task Force Officers. We appreciate the dangerous work and sacrifices these officers make alongside their federal counterparts and recognize that TFOs are vulnerable to the very same allegations and lawsuits that face Federal Law Enforcement Officers. These lawsuits, commonly referred to as Bivens actions against federal employees (and 1983 actions against state and local LEOs) usually involve an alleged violation under the Fourth Amendment claiming an unlawful search or seizure or some other constitutional tort (i.e., 1st, 5th or 8th Amendment violations) arising out of an enforcement action.

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FLEOA Scores Legal Victory for Agents with Hearing Loss

FLEOA Scores Legal Victory for Agents with Hearing Loss

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National President Nathan Catura released a statement earlier this week that detailed a settlement impacting agents with hearing loss.

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 Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion of ethics and accountability in the federal government. The guests will cover the Professional Review process for government attorneys and other government ethics considerations.

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National Law Enforcement Museum Ad Campaign Highlights “True Law” Stories

National Law Enforcement Museum Ad Campaign Highlights “True Law” Stories

Most Americans are familiar with organized crime boss Al Capone. They may not be as familiar with Eliot Ness, the federal agent who played a crucial role in bringing Capone to justice. In a new advertising campaign, the National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building highlights Ness and other lesser-known law enforcement heroes featured in their exhibits.

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A Day in the Life of a CBP Helicopter Pilot

A Day in the Life of a CBP Helicopter Pilot

Customs and Border Protection officers perform their duties all over the country. One officer explains his job as a CBP helicopter pilot.

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FEDS Protection is Now Available to Federal Task Force Officers

FEDS Protection is Now Available to Federal Task Force Officers

FEDS Protection now provides its professional liability insurance to Federal Task Force Officers. We appreciate the dangerous work and sacrifices these officers make alongside their federal counterparts and recognize that TFOs are vulnerable to the very same allegations and lawsuits that face Federal Law Enforcement Officers. These lawsuits, commonly referred to as Bivens actions against federal employees (and 1983 actions against state and local LEOs) usually involve an alleged violation under the Fourth Amendment claiming an unlawful search or seizure or some other constitutional tort (i.e., 1st, 5th or 8th Amendment violations) arising out of an enforcement action.

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FLEOA Scores Legal Victory for Agents with Hearing Loss

FLEOA Scores Legal Victory for Agents with Hearing Loss

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National President Nathan Catura released a statement earlier this week that detailed a settlement impacting agents with hearing loss.

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 Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion of ethics and accountability in the federal government. The guests will cover the Professional Review process for government attorneys and other government ethics considerations.

Read more

National Law Enforcement Museum Ad Campaign Highlights “True Law” Stories

National Law Enforcement Museum Ad Campaign Highlights “True Law” Stories

Most Americans are familiar with organized crime boss Al Capone. They may not be as familiar with Eliot Ness, the federal agent who played a crucial role in bringing Capone to justice. In a new advertising campaign, the National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building highlights Ness and other lesser-known law enforcement heroes featured in their exhibits.

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Are You Prepared for The High Cost a Chronic Illness Would Bring?

Are You Prepared for The High Cost a Chronic Illness Would Bring?

In 2016, researchers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated that almost 70% of people turning age 65 will need some type of long-term care services in their lifetimes. If you or someone you know has ever had to care for a loved one with a chronic disease or condition, you know the emotional, physical, and financial burden this can create.

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Ethics and Accountability for Government Attorneys

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